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Mammoth's Pregnancy

My Due Date: May 23, 2017
I have given birth!
Age: 40 years old

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Last Logged In: Jul. 1, 2017 4:44am
Jun. 10, 2017 4:16am » Updated Public Profile.
Forum Posts: 36
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Tags:  1st Pregnancy    IVF Pregnancy    Planned C-Section    Planning to Breastfeed    Planning to Cloth Diaper    Pregnant in my 30s   

About Me

Length of time TTC = 5.5 years. I'm 38 and over the moon that I'm finally pregnant!

This was achieved thanks to donor egg IVF. 1 embryo was transferred. The donor was anonymous, so all we know is her age and blood type - and that she looks a bit like me!

I have endometriosis, adenomyosis and rubbish eggs. I won't go into it all, but I've been through a lot to get here: numerous IVFs and surgery.

I had a dream the morning before I took the first pregnancy test. In the dream, we had adopted a 3 month baby boy and it looked exactly like my husband. We had to pick him up from a locker in a school to ensure that it was completely anonymous. He had a lovely personality, but we were quite unprepared: no cot, no nappies!

Early scan at around 7 weeks ruled out an ectopic and we have a nice strong heartbeat. Baby measured 8.9 mm.

Scans at 12 and 19 weeks show that baby is healthy, active and likely to be tall - like his or her Daddy.

Not finding out the gender until birth.

Baby is breech. They tried to turn him/ her, but couldn't.

UPDATE Planned C-section on Wed 17 May, 2017.


My Birth Plan

Risks: Uterus is fused to bowel, but told this should not affect labour. Pregnancy is not considered high risk. I've had an easy pregnancy so far - fingers crossed! There is a somewhat higher risk of early labour, though my doc doesn't seem too worried. Feeling positive that this can be a smooth pregnancy and birth. :-)

:-( Plans for a home birth/ water birth scrapped due to baby presenting in breech position, spotted at a growth scan at 36w, still the same at 37w.

I've reminded myself how delighted I would have been to have reached term with a healthy baby at any point in my TTC journey.

C-section planned for 39w.

Henry Edward born 17/05/17 weighing 7 lb 10 oz.

Birth partner: hubby

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Profile Comments for Mammoth (28)

Comment from Mammoth » Posted Dec. 12, 2016 3:44pm
Thank you. :-)

Comment from football_girl » Posted Dec. 11, 2016 4:16pm
You may not remember me from CTP, but I remember you and your story! So glad all has worked out for you :)

Comment from dakotagurrl » Posted Sep. 20, 2016 4:59pm
Congrats! So glad that u made it here. What a long journey uve had!
Wishing u all the best and a very happy & healthy 9 months! =))

Comment from lilbit85 » Posted Sep. 18, 2016 6:52pm
Wishing you the best!!! Look forward to see'ing your journey


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